Poetry Corner: ‘A moment for self-reflection’ – 13th May 2020

Excerpt from ‘To Bless the Space Between Us’ by John O’Donoghue (2008)

While it was written as a blessing you can turn to if you wish to remedy many different forms of strife. It encourages the reader to pause, take a moment for self-reflection, and remember that good things will come again.

This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart

All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.

Poem sourced from the Independent. https://www.independent.co.uk/23.4.20